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Poem: Palestine Has No Partner for Peace

Palestine Has No Partner in Peace as Israel Dumps Welfare off Its Back


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

In the search
For a durable peace
Palestine has no
Place to go
Except further
Inward squeezed
Ever further
By the belt
Tightened
Around its neck
The Apartheid
Wall of Hate
Shoring up
Palestine piece
By piece by Peace
We mean the piece
Where Israel never
Needs negotiate
Throw-away
Jews aplenty
Have been shipped
To Israeli shores
Binyamin's
Brinkmanship
Dumps the Welfare
Of its people
Off the back
Of Israel's
Economy
Lowers taxes
For the rich
Fewer benefits
For the poor
Working jobs
Once reserved
For Palestinian
Cheap labor
Now starved
And assaulted
Concentrated
In camps
Behind
Apartheid
Prison walls
Israel's star
Is hitched
To Netanyahu's
Private Enterprise
Engineered
By the IDF
Terror Machine
Instigating a steady
Supply of suicide
Martyrs stoking
Public fear
That supports
Zionist Hardliners
Preserving Peace
By killing their
Partner state
As Palestine
Is bulldozed
Into Israeli
Settlement
Dream homes
Palestinian
Criminals
All
Incarcerated
For a life
Time of hell
As American
Bought Power
Backed
By a Quartet
Of shameful
Acquiescence
Brings Israeli
Bootstraps
Ever higher
For leverage
To stomp
Ever stronger
On Arafat's
Humbled head


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